Military Records DD 214

Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs)
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Individual Deceased Personnel File

'I was told how good it is –

by VA, of course'

Veterans Questions and Answers
Disability Physician Veterans Law Attorney
Wounded Warrior Project Veterans Benefits

What are your 2nd Amendment rights as a veteran?

Does a PTSD diagnosis prevent you from owning firearms?

What can you do if your NICS application is denied?

Click here for all the intel you need to know about your rights to own and carry weapons.

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British Broadcasting Corporation
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Disability, Survivors, SSDI,

Dependents, Pension


Central Intelligence Agency
Electronic Reading Room


Chicago Tribune

Christian Science Monitor

Choice Program

Billing Issues
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Courthouse News
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"Contact Your Representative!!!"
Who are my representatives?

C & P Exams

Everything You Need To Survive

Contact Your Representative
Discharges & Military Records

Daily Caller

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DENIED!!!   How To Appeal


Education For Dependents

Defense Threat Reduction Agency



Child Support  Alimony

Benefits Garnishment

My HealtheVet Website

The Federal Register

Financial Times

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Medical Records Review

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Moscow Times

M21-1 Adjudication Procedures Manual
National Personnel Records Center

New York Times
Mother Jones

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Patient Record Flags

New Outreach for Vets Regarding
Discharges & Military Records.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea



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USA Today

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VA urges veterans to be
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years for compensation hearings

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Disability Service Connection
Secondary Service Connection

IncreasedDisability Compensation

Temporary Total Disability Rating
 Individual Unemployability
Compensation under

38 U.S.C. 1151
 Special Monthly Compensation
Specially Adapted Housing

Special Home Adaptation

Automobile Allowance

/Adaptive Equipment
Benefits Based on a Veteran's
Seriously Disabled Child

VA Form 21-0958 - NOD
​Notice of Disagreement
VA Form 21-534 EZ
Application for DIC,

Death Pension
Change of Address​

Add Your Dependents

Declaration of Status of Dependents

TDIU Annual

VA Form 4140

1 In 3 Adults In The U.S. Take Medications That Can Cause Depression

If you take Prilosec or Zantac for acid reflux, a beta blocker for high blood pressure,

or Xanax for anxiety, you may be increasing your risk of depression. More than 200

common medications sold in the U.S. include depression as a potential side effect.

Sometimes, the risk stems from taking several drugs at the same time. Now, a new

study finds people who take these medicines are, in fact, more likely to be depressed.

Is your depression secondary to a prescribed medication?

Injured in Training or Injured in Combat?

It Makes a Big Difference in Vets’ Access to Care
Many veterans who say they experienced traumatic brain injury while firing shoulder

rockets in training are finding themselves in a medical Catch-22...

“The first shot sucked out my ear protection. I followed up with a second shot and

was completely concussed, and had some blood coming out of my ears.”

What benefits does Social Security offer spouses?

It is my belief that non-working (non-contributing) spouses receive their own Social

Security -- if they have in fact worked at all during their lifetime and qualify for

their own benefits -- plus up to half of their spouses' monthly amount without compromising

the higher earner's benefit. Is that correct? It seems multiple wives of one husband can collect Social Security provided they were married at least 10 years. What's wrong with this picture?

Has Your Claim Been Denied?

Do you need an IMO or a DBQ?

You'll need to speak with an expert physician and then a veterans law attorney. Why not speak

with both at the same time? Dr. Anaise is a physician, surgeon and veterans law attorney.

Dr. Anaise has been providing military veterans with disability benefits help for many years.

Speak with him won't cost anything but a little of your time.

Disability Benefits Questionnaires


Whether you love 'em or hate 'em, they're here to stay. The DBQ can make all the

difference in your final ratings. This is a good time for you to take an in depth

look at how to use your DBQ to support your claim. Spend some time with the

webinar above and then choose your DBQ so you know it's being done right.

You Do NOT Need A "Representative" To File A Claim

You're smart enough to have earned an honorable discharge, you survived the military experience...

then you're smart enough to fill out a form and mail it. Do it right, do it yourself. We'll help.

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There are 3 Great Lies, it's been said...

1) Of course I'll respect you in the morning, darling.

2) The check is in the mail.

3) Hello, we're from the                     and we're here to help you.

Progress Made Towards Improving Opioid Safety,

but Further Efforts to Assess Progress and Reduce Risk Are Needed

The VA has been working to address opioid safety for veterans and has made progress in reducing

opioid prescriptions. For example, VA has started a program to educate providers on best practices

related to pain management and the optimal use of opioids. However, we found that VA has not

fully met all of its opioid safety goals. Its health care providers also are not consistently adhering

to evidence-based opioid risk mitigation strategies (such as annual urine drug screenings).
We made a number of recommendations to help the VA improve opioid safety.

What Are Snoring and Sleep Apnea?

If the structures completely block the throat, air can’t flow to the lungs at all. This is

called apnea (meaning “no breathing”). Since the lungs aren’t getting

fresh air, the brain tells the body to wake up just enough to tighten the

muscles and unblock the air passage. With a loud gasp, breathing begins again. 

The Veterans Pension Benefit: What It Is and How to Get It

One little-known benefit for veterans focuses on those former servicemembers who face financial hardship. The Veterans Pension Benefit provides modest amounts of regular monthly income for veterans who qualify, and it can make a big difference for those who are struggling to make ends meet.

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2010 VA letter had urged health claims processors to list burn pits exposure

“It was so caustic; the smoke, you would wake up in the morning, and it would just choke you,” said Kenney, who is now 53 and lives in the Killeen area. Yet the VA refuses to admit his cancer could

be related to exposure, consistently stating in his exams that his illness is “not related to a specific exposure event/environmental hazard experienced during actuve (sic) service in Southwest Asia.” While

he was still in the Army, Kenney had suspicious masses on his lymph nodes removed. Biopsies on the masses led the VA later to link their type to the cancer that was detected two years after he retired.

Send Your Documents,

Forms & Evidence here...

Use Certified Mail!!!

Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO BOX 4444
JANESVILLE, WI 53547- 4444
Toll Free Fax: 844-531-7818

Regional Loan Center

Contact Information

Vocational Rehabilitation

and Employment

Contact your VARO

Pension Management Centers

Education and Training
Regional Processing Offices

VA has three RPOs that handle GI Bill claims.

Find your region here.

Your VA Disability Rating ​The Schedule

Let's spend a few minutes talking about how VA arrives at the rating you'll receive once 

your claim has been adjudicated. The process isn't (or shouldn't be) complex. You have a 

medical problem you feel is connected to your honorable military service. You file a claim 

seeking compensation for the disabling condition. VA then gathers all pertinent records and any 

other relevant evidence and schedules you for a C & P exam. Once all that is completed, a

Ratings Veterans Service Representative (RVSR) will study all of that and issue a rating. 

As the RVSR reviews the evidence, your condition and the amount of disability the condition 

​is causing will be derived from  38 CFR Book C, Schedule for Rating Disabilities .

Much of what you'll find there is in need of updating to reflect a more modern medical 

approach to illness and injury but for now, The Schedule is what we have to work with. 

As you file your disability benefits claim you'll want to look at the language VA uses 

to define different ratings for your specific malady. If you have a knee problem, you'll go to 

4.40 - 4.73 - The Musculoskeletal System  and then explore until you learn all you 

ever wanted to know about how VA rates knee injuries.​ The same holds true for any 

illness or injury you believe is connected to your service. If your specific condition isn't 

listed, that's not unusual and VA allows for symptoms of a like kind to be rated by similar 

symptoms of similar conditions. As you perfect your benefits portfolio, you should become

familiar with The Schedule. The more you know, the more control you have over your benefits.

Yes, you can sue the VA for medical malpractice.

VA therapist yanked from clinic in central Arkansas
Left adrift, say vets haunted by war

"Safety was one concern that had risen out of the activities that had taken place at [the] clinic.

The other concern was the lack of therapeutic benefit of those groups," McClain

said in an interview. "I have been a psychiatrist myself for 20 years, and I have never

seen a support group that functioned in the fashion that this activity represented."

Jim Strickland is a nationally known advocate for veterans

and a member of the Stateside Legal Advisory Board.

How to Increase an Existing VA Disability Rating

The application process is pretty easy, you can DIY in no time.

We provide the "How To" details here.

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Veterans Affairs

They're Your Benefits

Why aren't you receiving them?

You worked hard to earn the benefits you were promised during your honorable

service in our American military. Let us help you to help yourself.

DIY in the privacy of your home. 

Doctors advised to look for links between illness, military service
Veterans advocates point to a host of medical maladies found to have possible links to military

service, including cancers, Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and heart condition.

Some veterans at higher risk of Zika complications

​​Zika virus (ZIKV) has affected roughly half a million people in the Western hemisphere in recent years, including US veterans. Older veterans and those with comorbidities are at an increased risk of hospitalizations and neurological complications after a ZIKV infection, researchers now report.

Do Military Veterans Get Property Tax Breaks in the U.S.?

The short answer is yes, but there are many variables

Property tax exemptions for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces exist in most states. The

amount of an exemption is subtracted from the value of the home, thus lowering a

homeowner’s tax liability. But, as with most property tax issues, exemptions for veterans

vary depending on where the property is located. And it’s not just the benefits themselves

that differ. States do not necessarily share the definition of what an eligible veteran is.

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TDIU???      Unemployability Questions???       IU????

Received a RAMP Letter??? Talk with an expert before you decide!!!

Hello Jim:

Divorce has ruined my life and nobody will help, what can I do?

What do I do if my disabled rating percentage should be more than the VA claims?

Is there a chance that a CUE (Clear and Unmistakable Error) claim based on 3.156(c) will be approved?

Does 100% schedular rating restrict me from employment? What about 100% TDIU rating?

How do I appeal a claim of aid and attendance?

Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Bringing You Down???
Are you depressed, anxious, angry or moody because of your hearing problems?
Did you know your mental health issues may be secondary to hearing loss or tinnitus?
Dr. Brett Valette is a clinical psychologist specializing in veterans mental health disability.
If you're suffering with problems you believe may be caused or aggravated by hearing loss,
contact Dr. Valette and ask if you may have a secondary service connected condition.

'These Are Tenacious Illnesses' 

Psychiatrist On Depression And Suicide Prevention

"We don't know what's going on inside of someone," Ramsey says.

"And it's our job to be curious to those we know and we love,

and get a conversation going about this."

VA Disability - When the initial decision finds no "nexus"
What is the "nexus" and why is it important? 

Veterans Law Attorney

Permanent & Total   P & T

What does that mean for you?


The state or quality of lasting or remaining unchanged indefinitely.

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The Alphabet Soup of Disability Income: SSDI, LTD and WC
When you can't work, there are three programs that can help: Social Security

Disability Insurance, long-term disability and workers' comp. You may even

qualify for more than one, but that can also cause issues.

Agent Orange Newsletter
Hepatitis C Treatment

VA Home Loans and Housing-Related Assistance
VA Assistance to Veterans Who Are Severely Disabled

​Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities may apply for grants to build an adapted home or install ramps, widen doors, or make other modifications to live more independently.

Free Case Evaluation

The lawyers and doctors you'll find at the 

VAWatchdog will evaluate your

claim / appeal for free

I am a Veteran

Veterans of the United States Uniformed Services may be

eligible for a broad range of

programs and services

provided by the

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Benefits from Other Federal Agencies

A general list of other Federal agencies that

offer benefit programs and resources for

Service members, Veterans, and their families.

Living with ALS while battling the Dept. of Veterans Affairs and common sense

The love-hate affair with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) continues.  

Because Veterans Affairs and Common Sense is an oxymoron of gigantic proportions.

Pension Benefits for Spouses of Veterans

There are more than 9 million surviving spouses of veterans living in the United States. Many of

these survivors are over age 65, and receiving long-term care or will soon. The Department of

Veterans Affairs (VA) recognizes the sacrifices of military families, and provides financial support

for surviving spouses and dependents. Many people are aware of benefits available for veterans, but unfortunately, spouses and eligible family members frequently do not realize benefits exist for

them, or know how to obtain them. There are three pension benefits available that provide monthly

cash payments to surviving spouses who have low income and/or long-term healthcare needs

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Disability Benefits
Apply for disability compensation and other benefits for conditions related to your military service.

Health Care Benefits
Apply for VA health care, find out how to access services, and manage your health and benefits online.

Education Benefits
Apply for and manage benefits that help you pay for college and training programs.

Housing Assistance
Find out if you qualify for a VA home loan. If you have a service-connected disability, find out if you qualify for a housing grant to help you live more independently.

Careers and Employment
Find out if you're eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services, get support for your Veteran-owned small business, and access other resources to help build your career skills and find a job.

Life Insurance
Explore VA life insurance options, manage your policy online, and file claims.

Pension Benefits
Apply for monthly pension benefits for wartime Veterans and survivors.

Burials and Memorials
Get help planning a burial or memorial service, and find out how to get survivor and dependent benefits.

Family and Caregiver Benefits
As the family member of a Servicemember or Veteran, find out if you qualify for benefits like health care, VA-backed home loans, life insurance, or money to help pay for college. If you’re caring for a Veteran with disabilities, find out if you can get added support.

Veterans Legal Help Navigator
Welcome to the Veterans Legal Help Navigator. This online tool helps veterans' caseworkers and advocates across the country find the right fit legal help for veterans.

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Disability Benefits Questionnaires 


Every claim will generate some form or fashion of C & P exam. The C & P exam is as

unavoidable as death and taxes. Veterans dread the C & P exam because it's so often

wrong. You can control the situation...have a DBQ done by a disability expert! Talk with

Dr. Bash today about getting your DBQ signed off by an expert with years of experience.

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Income Withholding and Medical Support for Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits
Frequently Asked Questions

Veterans deserve cannabis freedom to combat PTSD

America’s veterans are in crisis.

Life Insurance
VA provides Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families with $1.3 trillion

in insurance coverage each year. VA also offers a variety of life insurance options

VA Benefits for Your Child

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers several benefits for the children of veterans:

(1) education benefits — servicemembers may transfer the GI Bill to their dependent

children before leaving service; (2) health care — CHAMPVA provides coverage to eligible

dependent children; (3) life insurance — family coverage is available to members insured under Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI); and (4) memorial benefits — minor or unmarried adult children may be eligible for burial in a VA national cemetery. Also, specific benefits are available for children of servicemembers who died or were seriously injured in the line of duty.​​

What Additional Benefits

Are YOU Eligible For?
VBA  Derivative Benefits Eligibility​ 

There are additional benefits that you may be eligible for that are based on a favorable decision for a VA benefit and/or based on special circumstances. 

These are known as derivatives.

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The Shocking Health Effects Of Agent Orange 
Now A Legacy Of Military Death